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Royal engagement for University Professor

05 July 2018 @TeessideUni

 

A Teesside University Professor who leads the business and enterprise agenda has been officially presented with her OBE by Her Majesty the Queen.

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL
Professor Jane Turner OBE DL

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement), received the official honour at an investiture held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year for her outstanding services to business engagement.

Professor Turner OBE DL joined Teesside University in November 2015 and is responsible for enterprise, knowledge transfer and business engagement. She leads on student and graduate start-ups, strategic partnerships and the employability agenda.

Commenting on her OBE, she said: 'It was a huge honour to be officially presented with my OBE and it ranks as one of the proudest achievements of my career.

'Colleagues at Teesside University show a tremendous amount of commitment and dedication to embed our business engagement agenda and this recognition is a testament to all of their hard work.

The University is on a very exciting trajectory and I am extremely proud to play a part in that.

Professor Turner OBE DL.

'The University is on a very exciting trajectory and I am extremely proud to play a part in that.'

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Paul Croney, added: 'Everybody at Teesside University is extremely proud of Jane’s achievement. She has made an incredible impact during her time here and the work she has carried out across the University’s business portfolio is helping to place Teesside as an anchor institution for business-facing activity.'

Professor Turner OBE DL has previously been listed as one of the region’s top 25 most influential women in business and also features in the Northern Power Women List 2018. She has been championed for her work to promote gender balance and, under her stewardship, Teesside University has been commended by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for its Knowledge Exchange strategy.


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Royal Engagement for University Professor
North East Chamber of Commerce, online, 06/07/2018
A Teesside University Professor who leads the business and enterprise agenda has been officially presented with her OBE by Her Majesty the Queen.